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2021

2021 Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force Meetings

Special Meeting of the Food Safety and Defense Task Force

Meeting Time:

Monday, April 26th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Meeting Materials:

FIT Recommendation to Governor Tim Walz

FIT Recommendation Letter Considerations

      The Food Safety and Defense Task Force (FSDTF) will be holding a special meeting on April 26th to discuss the draft Recommendation to Governor Tim Walz brought forth by the Food Innovation Team (FIT), an active sub-committee of the FSDTF. The Recommendation proposes statutory change regarding member compensation and was passed onto FSDTF membership for consideration at the January meeting.  Discussion will focus on the issues put forth in the FIT Recommendation Letter Considerations.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FSDTF members will attend the meeting via WebEx.

Attend the April 26th meeting using WebEx

Or you can call in via audio conference by calling:
+1-415-655-0003

Access code: 187 638 9744

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event please contact Natasha Hedin at 612-247-5888 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 as soon as possible.

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 18th, 2021 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Due to precautions against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in conformance with Minnesota Statues Section 13D.021, upcoming meetings of the FSDTF have been scheduled and will be changed from in-person meetings to video-conference meetings with a phone-in option. 

Attend the May 18th meeting using WebEx.

Or you can call in via audio conference by calling:
+1-415-655-0003

Access code: 187 638 9744

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event please contact Natasha Hedin at 612-247-5888 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 as soon as possible.

Meeting Dates and Agendas

  • January 12, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
  • September 21, 2021
  • November 16, 2021

Meeting Minutes

  • January 
    • Topics included:
      • Minnesota Cottage Food Producers Association (MNCFPA) Updates
      • Minnesota's Rapid Response Team (RRT) Response to COVID-19
      • Food Innovation Team Updates
      • Member Update - Hennepin County Environmental Health

 

2020

2020 Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force Meetings 

Meeting Dates

  • November 19, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • July 20, 2020
  • May 19, 2020
  • March 5, 2020

Agendas

Minutes 

  • November
    • Topics included:
      • Training Recommendation and Membership Vote
      • Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Presentation
      • Emerging Issues in Global Food Safety Presentation
  • September 
    • Topics included:
      • Food Innovation Team Updates & New Membership
      • Training Discussion
      • COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Survey Results
      • AFDO Virtual Audit Framework
  • July - 
    • Topics included:
      • Membership Introductions
      • Terms of Reference
      • New Era for Smarter Food Safety 
      • Training Discussion
  • May - 
    • Topics included:
      • Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Food and Feed Safety Division Updates
      • Minnesota Department of Health, Food, Pools and Lodging Services Updates 
      • Food Innovation Team Subcommittee Update
      • FSDTF Membership Update
  • March
    • Topics included:
      • Rapid Response Team Face-to-Face Update
      • FSDTF Membership Update
      • AFDO Recall Workgroup
      • Conference for Food Protection
      • Food Innovation Team Year in Review Report
      • Cottage Food Producers Association

2019

 

2019 Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force Meetings

Meeting Dates

  • January 15, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • May 21, 2019
  • July 16, 2019
  • September 16, 2019
  • November 12, 2019

Agendas

Minutes

  • January
    • Topics included:
      • FDA Flexible Funding Model Grant Training Discussion
      • Task Force Member Update
      • Open Meeting Law Overview
      • Food Innovation Team Subcommittee Updates
  • March
    • Topics included: 
      • USDA-FSIS Regulatory Update
      • Task Force Member Update
      • Food Innovation Team Subcommittee Updates
      • Legislative Updates from MDA and MDH
  • May
    • Topics included: 
      • Task Force Member Update
      • Food Innovation Team Subcommittee Updates
      • Terms of Reference Review
      • Training Discussion
      • Foodborne Illness Outbreak
      • Legislative Updates from MDA and MDH
  • July
    • Topics included: 
      • Task Force Member Update
      • Food Innovation Team Subcommittee Updates
      • Training Discussion
      • Terms of Reference Discussion
  • September
    • Topics included: 
      • Task Force Member Update
      • Food Innovation Team Subcommittee Updates
      • Terms of Reference Vote
      • Food Donation - Industry and Regulatory Perspective 
      • Legislative Updates from MDA
  • November
    • Topics included:
      • Hemp and CBD Food Landscape Report
      • Cannabis and CBD Regulatory Update -FDA
      • CBD Regulatory Update - MDA
      • CBD Regulatory Update - MDH
      • Food Chemical Safety Committee IAFP Submission
      • Food Innovation Team Subcommittee Updates
         

2018

2018 Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force Meetings

NEXT MEETING: November 13, 2018 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM in the 5th Floor Conference Room, Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155

Meeting Dates

  • January 19, 2018
  • March 20, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • July 17, 2018
  • September 20, 2018
  • November 13, 2018

Agendas

Minutes

  • January
    • Topics included:
      • Regulatory Updates
      • FDA Flexible Spending Model Grant
      • Food Innovation Team (FIT) Draft Governance Documents
      • FoodSHIELD Website Capabilities
      • Training Updates
      • Subcommittee Updates
  • March
    • Topics included:
      • Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibility Check Training
      • Flexible Funding Model Grant Update
      • MN Food Code Update
      • Food Innovation Team (FIT) Governance Documents
  • May
    • Topics included:
      • Super Bowl LII - Food Safety Focus
      • Comparison of State Regulations of Edible Cannabis Products
      • Food Systems Leadership Graduate Program
      • Global Food Safety Initiative Update
  • July
    • Topics included:
      • Produce Safety Updates
      • Terms of Reference
      • FIT Governance
      • Bioengineered Food Overview
  • September
    • Topics included:
      • FDA Regulatory Update
      • Foundation of Food and Ag Research Grant
      • Food Code Training Update
      • Food Innovation Team (FIT) Subcommittee 
      • Member Updates - Ecolab
  • November
    • Topics included: 
      • Land O' Lakes Farmer to Farmer Program
      • Food Innovation Team (FIT) Update
      • Member Update - MDA
      • Flexible Funding Grant Discussion 

2017

2017 Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force Meetings

Agendas

 

Minutes